are stong emotions absorbed by buildings?

@savypat (20246)
United States
March 14, 2012 1:57pm CST
Have you ever gone into a building or just a room and had a great sense of emotion? Negative or positive? I have experienced both, but the one I am most aware of is negative emotion. I that even found places so saturated with negative energy I had to leave. But I have have also found great places of peace and happiness that I didn't ever want to leave. Do you believe these places absorb the emotions or maybe just contain them?
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• Philippines
14 Mar 12
It's great to just stay away from those emotions. I can also feel that when I'm around a lot of people. You usually sense what the whole emotion in a room is, I guess humans are designed that way. I always stick with positive emotions as much as I can.
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@mgzg11 (139)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Mar 12
I will say that you are lucky to be so sensitive(or unlucky, if those emotions are too strong). I'm not so much attuned with buildings, but I do feel difference in nature. Some places just have more pleasant energy than others. About buildings, I have this feeling of peace in old churches. Strangely, just in old ones, and new ones doesn't have that appeal to me. I'm not really religious person, and I usually avoid masses in churches. Another place with similar soothing feel, are graveyards. Some people felling uneasy there, but for me, that are the best place for meditation and contemplation. Only explanation I can see for this is my belief that places can absorb energies and emotions of the people who live there or spend some time. And we are not equally sensitive to it, so I feel it only in places where lot of people gathering with strong emotions.
@maezee (34545)
• United States
14 Mar 12
I don't know if this is scientific, but you can usually determine the 'mood' of a room or maybe even a building based upon the people in it and their attitudes as well as the style/upkeep of the place. I have noticed that as well. It's hard to explain.
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@averygirl72 (16611)
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
That is true, any place has a emotion or a vibe. Christians even pray before going to unfamiliar places for territorial spirits. After I learned about it, I just realized that not all places are the same and there could be territorial spirits controlling the place or the people and anything around it can be affected so sometimes there is heaviness when we went to some places.
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• Philippines
27 Mar 12
Cool. It seems that you have some kind of a psychic ability. I always believed that we always leave imprints of our memories and strong emotions in every place we've been to but I never really felt if a place has so much negative energy or positive energy or maybe I just don't pay much attention to it. But I would like to be able to sense the emotions in a place, I am just not able to.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
3 Apr 12
Maybe next time you take a tour or are subject to an older building you will play closer attention and become aware of this energy. As many or more places have positive energy as negative energy. Just walk into a room, that you have never been in before and feel totally welcome. THAT'S IT
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
Outer appearance contribute to the emotion but history add a twist to the emotion. I studied high school and the buildings were ok but after discovering it is previously a cemetery, the emotion for the school changed.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Mar 12
Don't you think it might have been your learning of the the previous cemetery that cause your change of emotion toward the school?
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Mar 12
I really thought that this was something that only I had experienced. But, I guess that is not the case at all. With that said, the majority of the time, the emotions that I will feel in buildings are sadness or negative emotions. However, there are other places that seem to be happy places, like churches and such. Where I experienced this the most was when I travelled to Europe when I was a teenager, I seemed to have very extreme emotions when entering all of the old buildings over there.
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@peavey (16876)
• United States
16 Mar 12
Yes, I have felt an emotion or feeling of some kind in connection to buildings and rooms. There are more places that feel negative than positive to me, but some evoke no emotional response at all. I suspect it's a combination of things that cause it. Old electrical wiring (leaky) and high voltages do transmit to the human body in ways we are usually not aware of and then there are colors, textures and forms that we subconsciously connect with positive or negative feelings. The mysterious aspect is a lot more fun to explore, and I'm sure there's some of that, since there is a lot we don't understand. I would say an area contains these emotions rather than absorbs them, or even creates the emotions because of certain combinations.
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
16 Mar 12
That is an interesting thought. I think there are places that are emotionally fueled. I think that emotion is energy and that can make for positive or negative energies most any place we are. I have been riding through small towns and felt....heavy...I guess is the word..and then others, light.
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@inertia4 (27792)
• United States
15 Mar 12
Well, if you understand anything about electricity, you would know that a building with lots of electrical boxes can give off negative feelings. Have you ever heard of EMF's before? They are ElectoMagnetic Fields. They give off electrical impulses that can make some people feel uncomfortable. It is not a spirit at all. It's all electricity. All those ghost show are a farce. So, if you go into a house or a building and feel uncomfortable, you know where it's coming from.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
15 Mar 12
Absorb or contain, not sure, which one. But I have walked into a place before that the air seemed to be thick with an emotion. So that would be contain. If I actually sat in a room and felt something coming off the walls, that would be absorb and I haven't felt that way yet. Not to say that I won't find that in the future. I feel great in the woods and often don't want to leave them. Same with lakes, rivers, oceans, etc. Not so much swamps, too many bugs.
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@webearn99 (1743)
• India
15 Mar 12
I probably wouldn't associate an unknown place with emotion. But places which I know about do evoke emotions. In my case, it not the places that bring out my emotions, but what happens or happened there. I am at peace in a temple or a meditation center, because I know that these are the places for that. I am scared of cemeteries as I have a natural fear of dying. But I have an open mind, and maybe I will find someday a place which evokes some emotion in me even if it is the first of its kind I have ever been to.
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@GardenGerty (105415)
• United States
15 Mar 12
I tend to believe that some places retain emotions and feelings. I cannot think of any that are negative in my mind right now. Maybe some of my old elementary schools. A very positive building that comes to mind at this moment is our new library. About two years ago it doubled in size and I just feel so blessed whenever I go there, more than any other library I have been to. It is a piece of artistry in its surroundings, with reading related stained glass windows donated by different industries. I always enjoyed our library but since the upgrade it has a welcoming and peaceful feeling. I have a friend on another site I frequent that grew up in an orphanage and boys' home and I can tell even though I have never visited it, that it is a gruesome place full of hatred and fear and anger. The school and entire system is being shut down finally, and the buildings should just be razed to the ground.
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
14 Mar 12
Yes, I can definitely feel positive or negative emotions in some buildings. I don't know what it is caused by, I guess it can be many things like the emotions of people who previously lived there... Some people say that underground streams under the buiding also bring negative energy. I was renting a room in an apartment complex years ago, and next door to us there was an apartment where nobody lived, and I was always afraid when passing by that door. Later the neighbors said that an old lady lived there, she was dying for years and was always shouting at her daughter who tried to take care of her. And there are places with a lot of positive energy too.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
14 Mar 12
I have never really thought about buildings sharing our emotions. Perhaps it is the aura and symbolism of a building we enter that can bring those feelings into play. a building that brings us hope and promise is certain to generate positive feelings. a building we dread to enter can make it a negative experience too. I guess it is about how we feel as we enter the building as to the emotions we give that place.
• Southend-On-Sea, England
15 Mar 12
Yes I really do think buildings, or general areas, do absorb strong emotion. Many years ago I did some voluntary work which involved supporting very distressed people, and the premises where this voluntary work was carried out absolutely oozed a depressive mood. I've also been in places where I've felt great peace emanating from the atmosphere, only to learn later that it has been a place of happiness. I can remember a lot of years ago I went to a place in London where I felt so uncomfortable that I had to leave....the person I was with felt exactly the same as I did.